Letters to Sombath
In late 2013, friends and colleagues were invited to write letters to Sombath. Below is a list of those who have written, arranged alphabetically, with links to the letters. If you would like to contribute your own letter, please see details here.
Dear Sombath, Far away from Laos is a small but beautiful land of Kashmir. Despite the distance from Laos, we heard loud and clear appeals for your resurfacing from the last few years, but sadly it seems that those at the helm of affairs in Laos are unable to hear...read more
My dearest Sombath, Five years – five long agonizing years – have passed since your abduction in front of the police post on Thadeua Road where you were so clearly seen on CCTV footages to have been stopped by the police, made to get out of your jeep, and taken away...read more
Dear Sombath, Marijke and I met you in Laos some 19 years ago. You may remember that we were expecting our first child then. A few months later, the baby was born and we called her Lorea, meaning ‘flower’ in the Basque language of Northern Spain. Not too long ago,...read more